If you have never heard of EFPSA, then the time has come. This article will briefly introduce EFPSA, list their goals and show you the range of events and services they have on offer for psychology students like you.
EFPSA is the European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations. In short, EFPSA was founded in 1987 and aims to connect Psychology students’ organizations like psyCH from across Europe. At the moment the Federation consists of 32 psychology Member Organisations (psychology students’ associations like psyCH) and one Observer Organisation (Organisations that may join in the future). The involved countries range from Albania, to Finland, to Luxembourg and many more.
Through its work, EFPSA tries to achieve the following goals:
- To serve psychology students
- To contribute to society
- To improve psychology
- To link professionals, academics and students
These goals are at the centre of the events and services that EFPSA offers. Below is a brief list and description of their events:
The annual congress is a week-long event, where 350-500 psychology students come together and take part in a scientific and a social program. It is a great place to meet other students from across Europe! (The 2021 congress will be held in the Netherlands)
The conference is smaller than the congress and takes place bi-annually. The focus lies on the scientific program. Last year, for example, the conference theme was environmental psychology and took place in the Czech Republic.
EFPSA Research Summer School
The summer school is a 7-day long event, in which you plan and implement a 12-month study within a team supervised by a PhD. After the one-week program, there is the possibility to be invited into a fully structured 12-month research program.
Further Events are EFPSA Academy, EFPSA Day and Various Trainer Events (Train the Trainers; Train Advanced Trainers; Trainers’ Meeting; Trainers’ Conference).
Apart from events, EFPSA also offers various services like a Journal of European Psychology Students, Social Impact Initiative and a section on ‘Study and Travel Abroad’.
For more information on EFPSA, visit their Website: https://www.efpsa.org/
Author: Sabrina Sovilla